Here we give you a snapshot of some of what the Priests for Life family of ministries is doing in these days. We thank you for your support and invite you to get to know us better!!
Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino, one of our key advisors, has recently written us a letter to encourage our work. In the letter he also clarifies the current structure of Priests for Life. I invite you to read it here and share it with others.
Fr. Frank Pavone and Janet Morana are attending private funeral services this weekend for Norma McCorvey, the 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade who died last Saturday. They were good friends with Norma, who came to regret the court ruling named for her. She became a Christian and later was welcomed into the Catholic Church, often calling Father Frank “the catalyst” for that conversion. See more about Norma and send condolences to her family at www.PriestsForlife.org/Norma.
Dr. Theresa Burke will be a speaker at the Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles from February 24-26, 2017. She will be presenting two workshops at the Religious Education Congress held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
On February 11, Dr Theresa Burke met with the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat site leaders from France, Anne Helene and Marie Lucie Bouffand. Rachel’s Vineyard has 2 retreat sites in France currently, one in Mere de Misericorde and one in Oise. On February 12 in France, Dr. Theresa Burke was able to pray to her patron saint Teresa of the little flower. St Teresa has accompanied Dr Theresa Burke throughout her life and St Teresa has inspired her with her spirituality and love.
Fr . Stephen Imbarrato is doing three protests this week with “ProtestABQ”.
Evangelist Alveda C. King and Civil Rights for the Unborn is blogging for life, networking to DEFUND Planned Parenthood and Praying!
The biggest question received this past month in the Correspondence Department is: Will poor women be adversely affected by the defunding of Planned Parenthood across the country? The answer is no. For every one Planned Parenthood there are 20 federally qualified and comprehensive health clinics. The money that would normally go to Planned Parenthood will now be funneled into better clinics.
Fr. Frank Pavone and Janet Morana recently returned from teaching a class at the Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy from February 12-19. See photos here.
Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA recently con-celebrated Mass with the Helpers of God's Precious Infants at St John Evangelist Church in Philadelphia and then processed to Planned Parenthood for a Rosary rally. He addressed and encouraged the 30 prayerful protesters-protectors gathered for the sake of the babies. He blessed their patience and endurance and prayed for the "deathscorts'" conversion. In the evening, he brought Norma McCorvey into his homily as an example of conversion of heart due to kindness and truthfulness in pro-life activism in great contrast to "eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth" vengeance and hatred which brought her eventually to the Catholic Church. Fr. Denis is presently working on upcoming Lenten trips to Virginia and Delaware parishes.
Other members of our team participated in Protest Planned Parenthood Day on February 11:
Fr. Frank Pavone and Kevin Burke were Facilitators and Prayer Leaders for in Warminster, PA. See photos and newspaper articles here.
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato led the protest in Washington, DC. See photos and newspaper articles here.
Bryan Kemper spoke at the Planned Parenthood Protest Dayton, OH
We are planning a pilgrimage with Fr. Frank Pavone and The Catholic View for Women co-hosts, Janet Morana and Teresa Tomeo to EWTN and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament from June 5-9, 2017. Highlights include: Deluxe motor coach transportation while in Birmingham; Tour and Celebration of Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament; Attendance as part of the audience for EWTN Live; Attendance to the recording of the Catholic View for Women show; Celebration of the Televised Mass with the Friars at EWTN and a Tour of JPII Center, Hanceville. Click here for a flier with more information.
Priests for Life sent out an action alert urging people to contact their Senators and urge them to support Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch! Priests for Life will be sending out alerts like this on a regular basis. Sign up to receive them at www.StopAbortionNow.org.
Stand True Youth Outreach is preparing for their summer internship and putting out applications for the internship. They will be building a team of some of the best young pro-lifers in the country to come and train with them this summer.
Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) is sharing the good news about the pro-life turning point that is underway in the US with its international network. The latest PNCI newsletter describes how this special moment in history enjoys public support and opposition to the elitist position that supports US law allowing on-demand destruction of unborn children for all nine months of pregnancy. It includes details on pro-life actions taken by President Trump, Congress and in states.
PNCI is also privately explaining to contacts in developing countries how President Trump’s Executive Order reissuing and expanding the Mexico City Policy impacts the global abortion industry and the actions of NGOs pressuring countries to legalize abortion.
In the arena of media, Fr. Frank and Janet Morana continue to be on Teresa Tomeo's Catholic Connection weekly. Our radio show, "The Gospel of Life" on Radio Maria airs every Tuesday night at 6pm ET. Meanwhile, our Defending Life and Catholic View for Women programs air each week on EWTN and we continue to promote them vigorously.
Fr. Frank continues to broadcast his daily Facebook live videos.